Robin may have lost his battle here against LBD. But he did not lose the war. No, he’s not done yet. The way I see it, he has brought the light of dawn to a new mission for all of us. That mission is to eradicate brain disease.
This reminds me a lot of brain disease. Oftentimes the person afflicted doesn’t know what they are up against. Their battle can be partially or wholly in secret, either by choice or biological breakdown.
It can be just as mysterious for their caregivers and loved ones and doctors, as it is for them. Yet they keep fighting — even while their spirits are feeling crushed. This was true for Robin.
There is no cure for the deadly Lewy Body Disease that took him from us. Nobody chooses brain disease, Robin didn’t.
My honey may have wanted me to put on a pretty dress and to just feel the love in this room tonight.
I stand hopeful before all of you. The love my husband and I have shared has been my beacon and my guide.
The love all of you give by your choice to take your worst days and use them to give someone their best days — that devotion and caring for others is my strength.